The Clinical Team Lead for the SOCCI Clinical Research Office will be responsible for directing and managing specified disease research groups (DRGs)within the clinical operations unit of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive CancerInstitute (SOCCI) Clinical Research Office (CRO). Utilizes leadership skills toprovide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff alignedwithin the specific DRGs to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effectiveconduct of the clinical trials within the DRG portfolio. Establish,implement, and evolve operational standards and monitor quality andprogress. Position requires a strong emphasis on program quality andaccountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. Works within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internallyand externally in a cooperative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness,tactfulness and professionalism.
Primary duties and responsibilities in order of most significance:
Oversee and manage the assigned recognized organizational program andleads day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.
Interfaces with other departments, leaders across the organization andother partners in the administration of the program. Identify and defineany logistics, action items or information needed to maintainoperations.
Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact theprogram and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plansto achieve objectives. Interface with internal/external stakeholders tomaintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, aswell as relationship building and maintenance.
Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet programobjectives; may be responsible for identifying program participants. Maylead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion ofthe program.
Creates and fosters a collaborative and positive relationship buildingdynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations. May beresponsible for developing and implementing any applicable education, training,on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
In conjunction with leadership, responsible for planning and managingprogram fiscal budgets and financials.
Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation,professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies andprocedures.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for evaluatingperformance of program or other program operations. May develop, evaluate,recommend and implement procedures for data acquisition, management and qualitycontrol. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results andrecommendations to senior leadership.
Department and/or unit specific – Essential Job Responsibilities: - Disease Research Group (DRG) Management. Provide front-line managementof the staff within a specific DRG and oversight of the DRG specific clinicalresearch portfolio. Promote and advance the clinical research activitieswithin SOCCI in a safe, compliant, effective, efficient, and collegial manner. Direct and manage clinical research staff within the clinical operations unitDRG team. Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity,performance, compliance and needs of the DRG team. Communicate regularlywith DRG faculty to ensure alignment with DRG needs and future planning.Monitor compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to theResearch Manager, CRO Clinical Operations. Identify barriers to timelystudy activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implementpotential solutions. Engage relevant providers (physicians, advance practiceproviders, clinic nurses, staff) to ensure that clinical issues that arise, atall points of contact, are addressed in a timely and compliant fashion. - Training and education of DRG team staff. Responsible for ensuring thedelivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CRO, clinic, andancillary staff. In partnership with CRO colleagues and training andeducation resources, develop, implement, and evolve a departmental specificrole-based curriculum for new employees. Contributes to the developmentand execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance ofhigh-quality clinical research. - Quality monitoring. Perform quality oversight of clinical trials toinclude monitoring progress of screening, enrollment, and datasubmission. Ensure compliance with Cedars-Sinai, SOCCI and CRO policiesand procedures. Contribute to the development of corrective action plans,subsequent implementation and documentation of progress of plans. - Actively participates in the strategic planning process of SOCCI's ClinicalResearch Office. Represents the Clinical Trials Office on University/Hospitalcommittees and task forces as assigned. Serves as a Liaison to promoteClinical Research at the state and federal levels. - Responsible for human resource activities including recruitment, on-boarding,performance management and professional development of staff. - Other duties as assigned
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